The regime in Beijing has rebutted Amnesty International claims, accusing the humanitarian organization of “harbouring prejudice against China.”

In a very recent report, Amnesty International has once again targeted the People’s Republic for the human rights situation, especially concerning the repression underway in Tibet, and warned that the crisis is bound to grow worse as the Summer Olympic Games in August approaches: the latter will not result in an attenuation of the crackdown on dissidents, but the very opposite.

“Amnesty International has anti-Chinese prejudices,” said Jiang Yu, spokesman for the Beijing Foreign Ministry, “which is why it is easy to image how useful its report is.”

The humanitarian organization has spoken out on the increase in arbitrary arrests of its opponents, including the journalist Hu Jia, on trial for “subversion of public order,” due to a series of interviews in which he criticized his countries’ authorities, especially concerning the imminence of the Olympics.

“No one in China,” said the ministry spokesman in a press conference, “can arrogate the privilege nor the right to be above the law.”

– From AGI News Italy

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